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1999 Porsche 911 User Reviews

1999 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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Porsche996 writes:
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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5

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Handles excellent and its power is unmatched to any other car.

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Maintenance is usually higher than a typical car but it is expected with a 100k price tag.

Porsche996
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Excellent Driving, Fast, Reliable And Handles Excellent. — I did not dislike anything about this car other than the maintenance costs. The car is more reliable than most and it gets great gas mileage, which about 20 to 25 in the city and about 30 to 35 mpg on highway depending on traffic conditions and speed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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gshroyer writes:
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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4

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It's a Stuttgart Porsche! It is never hesitant and is more than fun with the top up or down.

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The interior is small and the rear seats are all but useless. It is okay to run to town with the kids in the back seat but forget about the weekend getaway (unless its just the two of you) as they are just too uncomfortable.

gshroyer
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The Porsche 911 Cab Is Perfect For Getting To And From Work. — This Porsche is my daily driver and has never been on the track. It doesn't require a lot of maintenance but I have had to repair a few of the gadgets. This is most likely because of the age of the vehicle. I upgraded the stereo to a Kenwood touchscreen navigation unit. The exterior is purple (vesuvio metallic) and the interior is black. I have the hard top which only stays on during the winter as driving with the top down is so much fun! This 911 drives like a dream! When I want to accelerate I push down on the gas pedal. It doesn't hesitate in the least almost as if it wants to go faster! I very rarely drive over the speed limit posted but do enjoy getting from 0 to the speed limit as quickly as I want to. The handling is perfect for a car this size and the brakes are heavy enough to assist as needed. I have owned several sports cars and this one has been my favorite in every single way.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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slikocca writes:
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Best handling car I have experienced.  Love the 6 speed gear box.  Sounds fantastic!  Seats are extremely comfortable.  Love it!

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Can't use cruise control above 120 MPH.  Can't downshift into 5th above 146 MPH.  Lol!  Nothing to complain about.  I know the tires will be expensive but I knew that before I bought it.

slikocca
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Loving My 911 — Always wanted a 911 and this automobile exceeds my hopes and dreams! Water cooling has made them easier to maintain along with hydraulic lifters eliminating the constant valve adjustments for previous models. Owned one MBZ in the past and I am equally pleased with the beautiful way things are finished and well thought out. Power band, via double overhead cams with infinitely variable cam timing, is basically from idle to it's 7,200 RPM red line. Take it for a spin around the block and a bad mood isn't even a memory afterwards. Probably will add K&N cold air intake which is supposed to make it sound even better! Back seat is small but it is a sports car so it is amazing to even have a back seat. Can hardly wait to run Hwy 1 from Morro Bay to Monterey, my favorite road! Have only owned her for a couple of months so ratings are premature however I plan on doing all repair and maintenance myself so hopefully won't be out of control. Couple of years should help with overall views and I am looking forward to them!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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lauralippay writes:
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Handles spectacularly, looks hot - even kids have that visceral "look mom it's a Porsche! reaction (it's happened several times), purrs like a kitty

Cons

Typical convertible issues - plastic window hard to see through, large blind spots when top is up. Since it's older it doesnt have an auxillary port to plug in an MP3 player or phone.

lauralippay
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Once You Go Porsche... — Some people complain about the water-cooled engines that came out in 1998, and since it was a new engine this car may have had problems. This car (mine at over 111,000 miles now) is still running great, shifting well, and looks just as hot as any of the newer models. We havent had engine problems (yet) and the car has been tot he same dealer since it was born and it's history is squeaky, so I dont think it ever had any engine problems, despite the hoopla about the engines in these. It gets a lot of reaction (and it's not just because I'm a girl). I hear people walk by the house when it's parked out front and comment on it all the time, or when I'm in a coffee shop and people stop to check it out outside. The backseats really are tiny. I have a picture on here where my brother is in the backdseat - he's not much taller than me (I'm 5'2") and he looks like a against back there (and he barely fits - only because he's sitting behind me and my seat is up). When my husband drives the car the front seat is back so far there is no leg room for a backseat passenger on the driver's side. Trunk space is ok - it's enough to fit a 12-pack of toilet paper or two cases of beer with a little room to spare. It could also potentially fit a small rollerbag or a gym duffel bag. Any of these things will fit with a little room to spare on top (maybe 12 inches). Larger suitcases will not fit. If you must, you can put a larger suitcase in the backseat with the top down. Really, this car is a wet dream, despite being 1999.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Perry writes:
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Nothing really...it looks good.

Cons

Tiptronic is gutless

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Stick With Hot Air! — It does not compare to the air cooled porsches. These cars are now cheaply built, tinny versions of once great roaring beasts. I suspect, an S with a 6 speed gets a bit closer to the real deal than my Tiptronic Carrera. Still, look for a good air cooled 911 and you can't go wrong. Don't believe the hype.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Udflers writes:
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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It exceeds marketing hype!  The car performs exactly as advertised and listed.

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Convertible is typical with rattles.

Udflers
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Performance — The car performs in every aspect it was built for and advertised. Handling, turns, acceleration, power, comfort, visibility and shifting all give the driver ... me in this case all the tools to enjoy the ride, speed and maneuverability. You can't ask for more at the price point,

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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rjthurs writes:
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fun to drive, shifts smoothly, nice acceleration, handles great!

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no cup holders for your coffee

rjthurs
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All Around Great Sports Car! — I love to drive this car! When it is nice out and the top is down there is no better car to see the scenic vistas of a nice drive wherever you go. The sound of the motor is nice and not too loud and the car rides nice and smooth. It is nice to drive along the ocean or up in the mountains and even in the city. You can see everything nice with the top down. You can't beat a convertible Porsche for a great summer car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Porscheman79 writes:
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Gets you to where you want to go fast and in style.

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Gotta watch your speed.

Porscheman79
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Great Daily Driver! — I love the power and its handling ability this car puts out. This car sounds and handles amazingly. You get good gas mileage too! Its great to cruz in with its comfortable seats, you mold right in them. I love this car but I have to get something bigger for the family.

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USMarine1 writes:
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handles well

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Plastic interior

USMarine1
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Great Sport Car — I like that everyone likes it, what I dont like is that everyone wants it..lol. The cost to maintain is expected for what the car is so I dont find it too bad. If you treat it good it will return the favor in longevity. One of the most funnest cars I driven, maybe thats why I kept it for so many years and do not want to part with it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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trooperkm writes:
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Style and performance.

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None.

trooperkm
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A Beautiful And Wonderful Car To Drive. It Gets Alot Of Attention From All. — I like everthing about this vehicle. The quality and style of the vehicle is what really impresses me. Driving this vehicle is a wonderful experience. This vehicle is truly a collectors items and will keep that i plan to hold on to for many years to come.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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